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tree hugger

An environmentalist. This slangy expression dates from the late 1900s and alludes to those who support the protection of forests and oppose logging. It sometimes is used as a derogatory term by those who think such a person goes to unnecessary extremes. The term has been extended to other forms of environmentalism, such as limiting greenhouse gases. See also carbon footprint.
See also: tree
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The Tree Hugger Competition is an initiative to help the people, especially the youth, understand that while Bhutan is well endowed with rich biodiversity.
Getting back to the beginning of this story, that is how this "tree hugger" was standing calf deep in the Powder River with rain coming down, wind blowing and darkness setting in.
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Carl DeAbreu Tree huggers get a job or would you rather get flooded?
UNLIKELY TREE HUGGER: 65-year-old Jesse Elizondo survived two tours of duty in Vietnam, but he never dreamed he'd be waging his latest battle to save a single tree.
"People are very receptive when I talk about these things because I'm a Hummer driver...not a tree hugger," he said.
Finally, don't forget to mark your calendars for October 16, when AMERICAN FORESTS in partnership with IKEA celebrates Tree Hugger Day with events in local communities.
I love the Earth and don't believe that the phrase "tree hugger" should be spoken like it's a bad thing.
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On Saturday, October 17, celebrations of the first National Tree Hugger Day took place across the country, bringing out dedicated tree huggers from coast to coast.
London, July 9 (ANI): Prince Charles has likened himself to Henry VIII, saying his ancestor was a tree hugger, just like him.
I am turning into a tree hugger. This isn't a bad thing, of course.
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To celebrate the million tree milestone, IKEA and AMERICAN FORESTS organized National Tree Hugger Day.